My brother and I have mineral rights that our father gave us a little over three years ago. My dad had signed a Lease with Company A. Shortly after my dad gave the mineral rights to us Comapny B approached us and asked us to sign a Lease with them. They said the original Lease with my dad and recently expired (which it had) and that since Company A had no production from the property before the Lease expired we were free to lease the property to them...which we did.
Company A shortly after that started send us a small royalty check every few months claiming they had indeed produced from the property and the Lease that my dad signed was still in effect.
Anyone have any idea of how to clear this up?